Von der Leyen will address the 751-member European Parliament at 0700 GMT, to be followed by a debate and a secret ballot at 1600 GMT.
As part of ongoing coalition talks, a new law has been introduced to limit the number of migrants allowed to settle in Germany to 1,000 per month.
Delegates of the center-left Social Democratic Party voted 362 to 279 in favour of opening coalition talks with Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union after an emotional daylong debate in Bonn.
Germany's favourite fast food could be under threat from the European Union. Its parliament will debate on Tuesday whether to tighten regulations on the meat used in doner kebabs.
Open Mosque Day takes place on the national holiday celebrating Germany's reunification in 1990. But the recent election success of the far right Alternative for Germany party has some people worried about how unified the country really is.
As the number of boats patrolling the world's deadliest border dwindles, concerns have surfaced that more people will be vulnerable to drowning at sea.
Almost 3,000 UK nationals were granted German citizenship last year, an increase of over more than 300 percent.
Germany's largest Islamic organisation says marches like these unnecessarily risk the stigmatisation of Muslims.
Narendra Modi's comments came days after Merkel said Europe could no longer completely rely on traditional ally the US and needed to find its own way.
Germany is more commonly associated with sausages of all kinds, but the number one street food that is found everywhere is Turkish döner kebap sandwich.
Berliners are turning to new, trendy fitness studios that offer lifestyle alternatives to nighttime entertainment.
According to a recent estimate, the value of video game spending worldwide is expected to top $100 billion in 2017.
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